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Gouvea, Julia Svoboda – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
The "Current Insights" feature is intended to highlight diverse perspectives on teaching, learning and cognition from outside life sciences education. In this installment, I feature recent examples of scholarship examining the intersections between culture and equity in science education. The articles in this set build on intuitions we…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Biology, Science Instruction, Cultural Differences
Krasa, Nancy; Shunkwiler, Sara – Brookes Publishing Company, 2009
How do children learn math--and why do some children struggle with it? The answers are in "Number Sense and Number Nonsense," a straightforward, reader-friendly book for education professionals and an invaluable multidisciplinary resource for researchers. More than a first-ever research synthesis, this highly accessible book brings math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Learning Problems, Numbers, Arithmetic
Petchauer, Emery – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
College campuses have become rich sites of hip-hop culture and knowledge production. Despite the attention that campus personnel and researchers have paid to student life, the field of higher education has often misunderstood the ways that hip-hop culture exists in college students' lives. Based upon in-depth interviews, observations of…
Descriptors: College Students, Campuses, Music, Researchers
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Bates, Merrelyn – Educational Action Research, 2008
This article describes an adaptation of action research that can be used specifically for the purposes of reviewing educational courses where the participants move out of the research process after one cycle. The author found a limit to the intentional use of action research in her study of a tertiary course that was being offered within the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Action Research, Experiential Learning, Case Studies
Anderson, Jim, Ed.; Macleroy, Vicky, Ed. – Routledge Research in Education, 2016
Classrooms are increasingly multicultural in their social composition, and students are increasingly connected, through digital media, to local and global networks. However, pedagogy has failed to take full advantage of the opportunities these resources represent. "Multilingual Digital Storytelling" draws attention to the interfaces…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Story Telling, Multicultural Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Kalinowski, Pav; Lai, Jerry; Fidler, Fiona; Cumming, Geoff – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2010
Our research in statistical cognition uses both qualitative and quantitative methods. A mixed method approach makes our research more comprehensive, and provides us with new directions, unexpected insights, and alternative explanations for previously established concepts. In this paper, we review four statistical cognition studies that used mixed…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Qualitative Research, Psychologists, Statistical Analysis
Ross, David R. – Journal of Research Practice, 2007
This essay describes my progress bringing the core ideas of economics into conversations with noneconomists about important public policy issues within my faith community, through local politics, and through interdisciplinary conversations in academia. Thinking like an economist is essential to conducting research and performing careful analysis…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Economics, Professional Occupations, Cognitive Processes
Yuan, Kun; Le, Vi-Nhuan – RAND Corporation, 2014
In 2010, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Education Program has established the Deeper Learning Initiative, which focuses on students' development of deeper learning skills (i.e., the mastery of core academic content, critical-thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, communication, and "learn-how-to-learn" skills). Two test…
Descriptors: Test Items, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Skill Development
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Meacham, J. A. – Human Development, 1984
Emphasizes the social and interpersonal aspects of actions, especially as described in Soviet psychology. Argues that remembering is essential for intentional action. Intentional action is derived from the communication and cooperative relations between two people. (RH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Developmental Psychology, Memory, Social Influences
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van de Wiel, Margje W. J. – Frontline Learning Research, 2017
To understand expertise and expertise development, interactions between knowledge, cognitive processing and task characteristics must be examined in people at different levels of training, experience, and performance. Interviewing is widely used in the initial exploration of domain expertise. Work and cognitive task analysis chart the knowledge,…
Descriptors: Expertise, Cognitive Processes, Task Analysis, Learning Processes
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Zelazo, Philip David; Blair, Clancy B.; Willoughby, Michael T. – National Center for Education Research, 2016
Executive function (EF) skills are the attention-regulation skills that make it possible to sustain attention, keep goals and information in mind, refrain from responding immediately, resist distraction, tolerate frustration, consider the consequences of different behaviors, reflect on past experiences, and plan for the future. As EF research…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Attention Control, Educational Research, Learning Processes
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Ford, Michael J.; Forman, Ellice A. – Review of Research in Education, 2006
In this chapter, the authors aim to review recent, sociocultural studies of classroom-based research in science education in light of a sample of practice-based research within the field of science studies. They provide a framework for examining the discipline of science that can also be useful for assessing its impact on students. The framework…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Science Education, Educational Research, Science Instruction
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Liu, Dong; Fu, Ping-ping – Journal of Applied Psychology, 2011
This study examined the roles of 3 multilevel motivational predictors in proteges' personal learning in teams: an autonomy-supportive team climate, mentors' autonomy support, and proteges' autonomy orientation. The authors followed 305 proteges in 58 teams for 12 weeks and found that all 3 predictors were positively related to the proteges'…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teamwork, Cognitive Processes, Predictor Variables
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John, E. R.; And Others – Science, 1986
Reviews a study which sought to obtain a quantitative metabolic map of the neurons mediating a specific memory. Research results support notions of cooperative processes in which nonrandom behavior of high ensembles of neural elements mediates the integration and processing of information and the retrieval of memory. (ML)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Experiments, Learning Processes, Memory
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Koszalka, Tiffany A.; Wu, Chun-Ping – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Classic research methods are ineffective in capturing the dynamic relationships among users, technology, and outcomes for technology integration research. Cognitive research attempts to eliminate environmental variability and test for recall and transferability of knowledge representations. Such approaches lead to arguably ineffective measures of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Research Methodology, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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